BAY RIDGE - People laced up their shoes Sunday in Bay Ridge to run against domestic violence.

More than 150 runners and walkers participated in the Women Against Violence 5K, making the ninth year the biggest turnout. Some women said the event was personal because their lives or the lives of their friends and family have been touched by domestic abuse.

The organizer said even though discussing domestic violence is becoming less taboo, she's noticed a trend of violence against professional women going unreported.

The group Women Against Violence hopes the run will raise $10,000 to fund the fight against domestic violence.

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